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Also, it is not possible to install some wireless cards, because only certain models are whitelisted by IBM/Lenovo. See the wikipage Middleton's BIOS for installation instructions, downloads, and more description. If you really want to do it with a floppy, some tips: BIOS, ECP, CD/DVD and Harddisk firmware disks can be booted over the network with PXELINX as part of the SYSLINUX package.

Note: If your BIOS-Update tool says that no update is needed, then simply downgrade the Bios first: On Lenovo's drivers download page, the old Bios files are listed at the very bottom of the page. This requires that you have a DHCP and tftp server configured and setup properly on your network, and is probably not for the faint of heart.

You may need to try different packages to find the one from which you can extract a boot image. The special update instructions for X1, X1 Carbon, X1 Carbon 2nd, X1 Hybrid, X20, X21, X22, X23, X24, X30, X31, X32, X40, X41, X41 Tablet, X60, X60s, X60 Tablet, X61, X61s, X61 Tablet, X100e, X120e, X121e, X130e, X131e, X140e, X200, X200 Tablet, X200s, X201, X201i, X201s, X201 Tablet, X220, X230, X230i, X230s, X230 Tablet, X230i Tablet, X240, X240s, X300, X301 Thinkpads are quite long. The BIOS updater may refuse to update a BIOS without a battery, or if the battery charge is too low.

### Skip this but do not run it; until you do this below! Then go into that sub-folder (not the 64bit Vista one), and simply execute the Windows NT/32 Flashing program there. It uses your new, carefully matched BIOS; that you put in there.

You know those BIOS upgrades, that you've been meaning to do; but the installer now requires Windows, and painstakingly installed; to do it? NOTES: Mine is a (Debian GNU/Linux 7 Wheezy/Stable; with a custom, Mate/stable desktop only. All, typical DOS (and hold keys), BIOS upgrade methods failed; including an HP_TOOLS named volume, and only the Windows type BIOS upgrade flasher is officially supported.

Not this way, and you can still use the "official installer". Ubuntu in VB etc..), HP model dv9000 (dv9225us) laptop (bad heat design), and HP *only* provides one type of BIOS download, and its strictly Windows only! DOS, or even Linux BIOS upgrading should be technically possible; but here, it's EXPERIMENTAL, not supported, and easier to brick your computer. Dual booting Windows is great for seeing; but it gets old, and it's convoluted. I went from a F.3 to the F.43 BIOS version, on my laptop. My method here offers a proper, MATCHED, safe, BIOS upgrade process, closest to official, including auto BIOS backup.

A list of links to firmware downloads can be found at BIOS Upgrade Downloads for most Thinkpad models. Make sure the firmware bootdisk is in linux 'dd' format, as the self-extracting disks from the IBM website cannot be booted directly as such.

You can also check the Lenovo Support website's driver matrix. This worked on the R31, X22, T21, T30 and T41p with various firmware updates.

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